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GABA modulates dopamine concentrations in the nucleus accumbens and corpus striatum. Using in vivo microdialysis techniques we examined this modulatory role and the extent to which three different GABAergic drugs can attenuate cocaine's ability to increase extracellular dopamine concentrations and gross locomotor activity. Ethanol, lorazepam (Ativan), and(More)
From 25 June to 11 July 2008, a total of 177 adult patients hospitalised in an intensive care unit (ICU) (94 in medical ICUs and 83 in surgical ICUs) at a tertiary care hospital were screened for nasal carriage of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by polymerase chain reaction. The overall prevalence of S. aureus and MRSA nasal carriage among(More)
Delayed brachial plexus neurapraxia is a rare complication of midshaft clavicular fracture. The symptoms are variable and occur insidiously. Surgical decompression to release the compression of brachial plexus is the treatment of choice and usually has a good result. We report a patient whose brachial plexus was compressed by malunion of the clavicle. This(More)
Twenty-two patients with deep infection of an hip prosthesis received delayed reimplantation using bone allografts. Sixteen were done using noncemented components and 6 using femoral components that were fixed with antibiotic impregnated cement. Bulk allografts were used at the acetabular site in 2 patients and at the femoral site in 4 patients. Morselized(More)
Using enzyme-linked immunoblot technique (ELIB), the antigenic protein components of water-soluble and urea-soluble antigens of Schistosoma japonicum eggs (JSEA, JEAU) and Paragonimus westermani adult worms (PAA, PAA-U) were analysed. The results showed that in both JSEA and JEA-U, 8 and 3 bands of polypeptides could be recognized by sera from patients with(More)
The genomic DNA of the two lung flukes (P. westermani and P. skrjabini) from six areas was digested separately by three restriction endonucleases BamHI, Hae III and Hind III, followed by agarose gel electrophoresis. Repetitive DNA were visualized as distinct bands in stained gels. Restriction fragment length differences were detected between the two(More)
Recent studies indicating interaction of oestrogens with central cholinergic, dopaminergic and 5-HTergic systems have led to the assumption of a protective role of oestrogens in certain neurodegenerative disorders. The non-steroidal drug tamoxifen, a mixed oestrogen agonist-antagonist, has been shown to modulate central nervous system functions in the(More)
The sera from 25 patients with acute, 36 patients with chronic schistosomiasis japonica and 68 patients with pagumogonimiasis skrjabini were tested against SEA, schistosome egg, Paragonimus adult antigen (PAA) and Paragonimus metacercaria using different tests including biotin-avidin system (BAS), ELISA, circumoval precipitate reaction (COPT) and(More)
The binding interaction of lovastatin with calf thymus DNA (ct-DNA) was studied using UV/Vis absorption spectroscopy, fluorescence emission spectroscopy, circular dichroism (CD), viscosity measurement and molecular docking methods. The experimental results showed that there was an obvious binding interaction of lovastatin with ct-DNA and the binding(More)